Pasatono Orquesta Mexicana December 3, 2017
In conjunction with the Smithsonian American Art Museum's new exhibit Tamayo: The New York Years, Pasatono Orquesta Mexicana (Oaxaca, Mexico) will perform in the museum’s Kogod Courtyard Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. The orchestra consists of Mexican traditional, indigenous and classical instruments, resembling the Mexican Orchestra created originally by Mexican composer Carlos Chávez (1899–1978), Tamayo’s lifelong friend who traveled to New York with the artist in 1926.
Chávez's Mexican Orchestra performed at MOMA in New York in 1940 and Pasatono Orquesta Mexicana later played the program from that concert at the Bard Music Festival and in Washington D.C. in 2015. They have also performed at the Museo del Barrio in New York and the Cervantino Festival in Mexico.
Photo by Marko Jokic